SOUDERTON PA – Promoters for the Montgomery County Concert Band, which includes musicians from several municipalities in the western portion of the county, say it will showcase a variety of styles during its free concert planned for May 6 (2012; Sunday) beginning at 3 p.m. in Souderton High School, 625 Lower Rd., Souderton PA. Admission is free and the show is open to the public.
- This event has been added to The Post calendar.
Pianist David O’Neill is the featured soloist, and will perform Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Other music on the program includes compositions by Philadelphian Vincent Persichetti, Jenkins’ “American Overture for Band” and a new composition for band titled “Metroplex.” Also programmed is William Walton’s “Crown Imperial March” heard recently as part of the music for the Royal Wedding, as well as the music of John Philip Sousa and other composers for concert band.
Band members come from a wide variety of occupations, and range in age from high school students to retirees. The group’s director is Stephen Frederick, a former North Penn High School band director and principal. Charles Neidhardt, retired music educator from the Methacton School District, is its assistant director. The band was formed in 1995.
Frederick recently expressed his appreciation for both band member and community support over the years. “This is a perfect illustration of how the arts in general, and music in particular, can have a positive impact in the community. Our players come from a wide range of occupations, cut across generations and provide enjoyment for the audience.”
For more information, call Frederick at 215-393-8532.
Photo from the Montgomery County Concert Band